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11 Best Savannah, GA Restaurants on the River

Written by Boatsetter Team
May 27, 2022

Get out and about with a day of exploration in Savannah, Georgia, where there are many things for visitors and locals to enjoy. One popular destination in Savannah is the Historic Savannah Riverfront, where you will find many unique restaurants, including casual and fine dining along River Street. Many of these restaurants have fabulous views of the river and offer easy access for those boating in the area.

Below are some of the best Savannah, GA restaurants on the river, to get to by boat:

  1. Lizzy’s Tequila Bar & Grill
  2. River House Seafood
  3. The Shrimp Factory
  4. Dub’s, a Public House
  5. Huey’s on the River
  6. Tubby’s River Street
  7. Fiddlers’ Crab and Oyster House
  8. Chart House
  9. Vic’s on the River
  10. Spanky’s River Street
  11. Boar’s Head Grill and Tavern

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1. Lizzy’s Tequila Bar & Grill

Lizzy's Tequila Bar & Grill in Savannah, Georgia

Lizzy’s Tequila Bar & Grill is set inside an old 1800s trade warehouse, offering two stories of waterfront burger bar excitement. The restaurant serves everything from fried pickles to taco twists, offering a beautiful river view. Popular menu items include:

  • Fried green tomatoes
  • Savannah crab dip
  • Buffalo chicken salad
  • Various taco creations

Also, don’t forget to grab a handcrafted milkshake, including vanilla, strawberry, and decadent chocolate.

2. River House Seafood

River House Seafood has been locally owned and operated since 1982 and is the area’s premier seafood restaurant. Enjoy fine dining on the Savannah River in an 18th-century restored cotton warehouse where you can enjoy everything from signature shrimp and grits with tasso gravy to grouper Florentine. Popular menu items include

  • Jumbo lump crab cake
  • Escargot
  • Lobster shrimp roll
  • Pecan bourbon salmon
  • Skillet blackened Mahi

3. The Shrimp Factory

The Shrimp Factory in Savannah, Georgia

Enjoy low country cuisine right on River Street. The Shrimp Factory has been a Savannah tradition for more than 40 years, and both tourists and locals love to experience some of the city’s tastiest seafood cruising. Like many other restaurants nestled on the Savannah River, this restaurant is set in a former cotton warehouse built in 1823. The Shrimp Factory serves lunch and dinner, offering the perfect dining experience and incredible views.

Popular menu items available at The Shrimp Factory include:

  • Shrimp burger
  • Crab cake sandwich
  • Turkey bacon club
  • Southern fried chicken
  • Shrimp tacos

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4. Dub’s, A Public House

Dub’s, a Public House, is the only sports bar on River Street, with a carefully crafted menu featuring a unique cocktail list and mouthwatering chalkboard specials. This restaurant is the perfect place in Savannah to enjoy dinner with friends and family, with many opportunities to catch the game. The menu at Dub’s includes appetizers, flatbreads, tacos, salads, stacks and baskets, great expectations, and burgers. Popular menu items include:

  • Wings
  • Spring pea hummus
  • Pulled chicken tacos
  • Steak and cheese sandwich
  • Shrimp frites

5. Huey’s On The River

Huey's On The River in Savannah, Georgia

Huey’s On The River is one of Savannah’s historic River Street restaurants offering an authentic New Orleans-themed menu. The historical setting of the restaurant places you in an 1817 cotton warehouse designed of balastone and brick with floor-to-ceiling windows. Huey’s On the River’s menu has creatively combined a mouthwatering blend of traditional American cuisine with touches of Cajun, Creole, and southern cuisine.

Huey’s On The River offers brunch and dinner menus featuring appetizers, entrées, sandwiches, and decadent desserts. Popular menu items include:

  • The Bayou seafood platter
  • Shrimp Creole
  • Pasta Jambalaya
  • Savannah River Farms pork chops
  • Low country surf and turf

Popular dessert menu items include praline cheesecake, bourbon sorghum pecan pie, and key lime pie.

6. Tubby’s River Street

Enjoy balcony seating with a breathtaking river view when dining at Tubby’s River Street. This seafood restaurant is like no other in the area, offering outdoor diners a chance to relax and refresh. The brisk river breeze is one of the best things about this restaurant, next to the fantastic food options. When dining at Tubby’s River Street, you can enjoy the catch of the day served fried, blackened, or grilled with your choice of excellent sides.

Tubby’s River Street offers local favorites, including appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, entrées, desserts, etc. Popular menu items include:

  • Crab stew
  • Fried dill pickle chips
  • Buffalo chicken salad
  • Johnny Mercer burger
  • The crab cake sandwich

Other popular menu items include shrimp and grits, low country boil, and kickin’ chicken breast.

7. Fiddlers’ Crab and Oyster House

Fiddlers' Crab and Oyster House in Savannah, Georgia

Since 1999, Fiddlers’ Crab and Oyster House have been serving up some of the freshest seafood found on River Street. This restaurant is best known for its signature crab cakes, hand-shucked oysters, and shellfish platters.

Fiddlers’ Crab and Oyster House is set in a historic 1850s cotton warehouse nestled on River Street’s cobblestones and is the perfect place to sit on the balcony and watch the ships pass by.

Fiddlers’ Crab and Oyster House has lunch and dinner menus featuring an oyster bar, appetizers, salads, sandwiches, fry baskets, and entrées. Popular menu items include:

  • Crab dip
  • Spicy garlic shrimp
  • Fiddlers’ burgers
  • Mahi tacos
  • Blue crab quesadilla
  • Deviled crab dinner

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8. Chart House

Chart House is a seafood restaurant offering an old-fashioned dining experience with an exquisite piece of Georgia’s southern historical charm. Nestled along the Savannah River, patrons have spectacular waterfront views and will fall in love with the Low Country southern seafood classics. Menus at Chart House offer everything from appetizers to soups and salads and sandwiches to prime rib entrées. Popular menu items include:

  • Crunchy coconut shrimp
  • King salmon with potato leek cakes
  • Teriyaki sirloin steak
  • Paneed chicken
  • Mini lava cakes

9. Vic’s on the River

Vic's on the River in Savannah, Georgia

Vic’s on the River is nestled in an old cotton warehouse overlooking the Savannah River and Historic River Street; entrances are on Bay and River Streets. This restaurant is the perfect place for locals and visitors to experience Savannah’s Southern charm and traditional Southern cuisine.

Vic’s on the River has lunch and dinner menus, featuring everything from starters to sandwiches and soups and salads to entrées. Popular menu items include:

  • Crawfish beignets
  • Pecan fried flounder
  • Blackened shrimp pasta
  • Southern BBQ meatloaf

10. Spanky’s River Street

Spanky’s River Street is where people in Savannah go for mouthwatering, finger-lickin’ food. This restaurant is Home to the Original Chicken Finger and has an excellent Happy Hour. Nestled on the Savannah River, Spanky’s has been family-owned and operated since 1976 and has become a community favorite.

Menus at Spanky’s include munchies, porridge, greens, chicken fingers, pizza, etc. Popular menu items include:

  • Fried pickle spears
  • Spanky’s burgers
  • Famous chicken fingers

11. Boar’s Head Grill and Tavern

Boar's Head Grill and Tavern in Savannah, Georgia

Boar’s Head Grill and Tavern is Savannah’s first restaurant on Historic River Street and has been serving locals and tourists for the past 35 years. This unique restaurant specializes in USDA-aged steaks, chops, live Maine lobster, locally sourced seafood, and decadent desserts. Boar’s Head Grill and Tavern offers lunch, dinner, specialty, wine, bar, cocktails, and dessert menus. Popular menu items include:

  • Grilled salmon filet
  • Ribeye
  • Double lamb chops
  • Savannah trifle

If you are in the Savannah, Georgia, area and looking for a place to eat, check out the above-listed restaurants. They all are indeed an experience you cannot miss out on. If you want to enjoy an adventure on the Savannah river, where all of these restaurants are located, connect with a local Boatsetter owner to book your boat rental or guided tour of the area.

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